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A pity about the weather

We were unfortunate in that the rainy season had started early this year. The heavens opened just... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Voyageur775
,
Saffron Walden
via mobile
Great way to explore Mekhong River with good accommodation and safety

First of all this is not the cruise to expecting a lot of activities. We selected the cruise trip... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Spikydevil
,
Bangkok, Thailand
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We were unfortunate in that the rainy season had started early this year. The heavens opened just before we got on the boat and continued for about 3 hours. Even when it stopped raining and the crew were able to raid the transparent blinds, we...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

First of all this is not the cruise to expecting a lot of activities. We selected the cruise trip for 2 days 1 night from Chiang Khong, Thailand down streamed to Luang Prabang. It was the regulation for not commuting in river after 4pm because...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was as beautiful and beyond what I expected. I was a little apprehensive as the price is quite dear for the area but the beautiful boat, attentive staff and guides and the wonderful lodge in Pakbeng made it all worthwhile. The food was delicious...More

Thank Sag79
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

When deciding how I wanted to explore Laos, I discovered the option to take a river cruise down the Mekong. I love Southeast Asia so I signed up with no real expectations other than that I’d probably enjoy a peaceful ride. The whole experience was...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We spent two days cruising down the Mekong on this beautiful wooden boat. Excellent food and delightful companions made for a relaxing start to our holiday. Not a lot of activity on the river but visits to villages, glorious views and buffalos and elephants kept...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Beautiful scenery and a wonderful overnight stay at the Luang Say Lodge. Our trip was disrupted slightly by the fog that delayed our departure from Luang Prabang and meant that the visit to Pak Oh was very brief and the one to the village was...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

An interesting 2 day trip from Luang Prabang to the Thai border at Houay Xay on the Mekong River staying overnight in a forest lodge at Pakbeng. The launch is around 70 meters long powered by an inboard diesel engine which is required to push...More

Thank FishermanWales
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We took the two day cruise from Houay Xai to Luang Prabang with an overnight stop at the charming Luang Say Lodge (separate review). The crossing from Thailand into Laos was much simpler than expected and there was help on hand from the cruise company...More

Thank mfranks911
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Positive points first: The food quality was very good. It was simple, but tasteful and local. Also, the boat was clean and comfortable, better than expected. We also liked the lodge; it was incredibly beautiful and the food was pretty decent. The only down point...More

Thank Bianca F
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Really tightly fitted. Chairs for everyone, but packed close together so you had to climb over people to even move about, and not a lot of places to move to. Food good but not anything like the photos...more like a big pot of rice and...More

Thank shalimarv
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